Agriculture is an interesting and captivating subject, balancing the importance of classroom learning with the enjoyment of outdoor experiments and excursions – an appealing subject area for any Pymble student. It is a subject that provides the foundations to a wide range of career paths, with the skills learnt by students applicable to many different aspects of life.
In Preparatory and Junior School, students experience a practical approach to the subject; conducting experiments and putting into practice a range of maintenance skills at the College’s Agriculture Plot.
In Secondary School, the study of Agriculture is a course available as an elective subject in Years 9 to 12, including for the Higher School Certificate. Through these years, the study of Agriculture involves the study of all aspects of farm life – both theoretical and practical.
Each year, our Year 9 students are treated with an excursion to the Royal Easter Show where they examine the various displays and gain a range of hands-on experiences. In the preliminary Higher School Certificate course, students are exposed to the management and development aspects of agriculture as they examine the business side of farming with a focus on farming case studies.
The College’s Agriculture Plot provides practical experience opportunities for students of Agriculture at Pymble. Students participate in activities such as feeding the chickens and goats, as well as cultivating fruits and vegetables in the multiple garden beds. Recent additions to the plot include beef calves, new sheep and several ducks.